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Subject: Not a drop on me...
Really good sound.
You can really follow what each player is bringing to the table. (refer-Bertha > Greatest)
Pretty well reviewed and when it is all said and done this hometown show was surely a blast live!
2nd set opens--- Row Jimmy, Weather Report Suite> Stella Blue--How mellow is that.
"As he dances the circular track of the plow ever knowing that the work of his days measures more than the planting and growing"
chris phillips -
top tier '74 show features Jerry in a good space.
Subject: Sorry, but I'm gonna vent... a bit...
There's, at least, one other reviewer of this show that felt the need to frickin' drool all over 6-22-73, which is, for the most part and in my opinion, a rather tired(not mellow!) and sloppy performance, while effectively down-playing this rock-solid, gorgeous display of musicalness. Grateful Dead fans are something else, indeed! It's truly amazing to me how (so often) The Grateful Dead is praised for it's mistakes while being ignored or missed entirely for their successes... Quite honestly, it's baffling!
Subject: Promised Keys
I thought Keith was gonna kill that piano in Promised Land! On fire!
Set 1 has some memorable moments, but not too much that stands out - Jerry's Dire Wolf, Sugaree, and especially that groove-a-licious Here Comes Sunshine are worth your time, for sure. Rest of the set is rather take-it-or-leave it for '74.
Set 2 comes off wonderfully, save Jer's blown lyrics in Ramble on Rose...Row Jimmy is spectacularly slow and spacey, but the suite here is where you're really going to find gold - Other One goes through a delirium of different movements, and that Eyes is so perfectly and beautifully solid - you'll be hard-pressed to not get up and shake a bit with this one.
Subject: Solid Jam
Did anyone notice that between He's Gone and Saturday Night there's over an hour of solid, straight playing? Incredible how the Dead did that. They really set the bar for all other bands. Granted, some bands don't play like that, but to be able to flow like that through your set is, in my mind, something to be strived for.
Subject: Fantastic show
This was my fourth Dead show, and the best of all the ones I ever attended. Didn't make it the night before or the night after - the streams of those shows sound pretty damn good, too.
BTW, the full Wall of Sound debuted a month later at the Cow Palace (Dick's Picks vol. 24), a show that was billed as "The Sound Check of the Grateful Dead." This show may have had a smaller version of it.
Subject: Pretty darn good.
The weather report suite and He's Gone thru Eyes are excellent. Not as fantastic as later '74 shows, but great all the same.
Subject: Pretty damn nice
There are some really nice nuggets in this show. Of course the first thing that should be mentioned is the clarity. This is another shining example of how the boys in the 70's had a better grip on mixing/recording than they did all throughout the 80's. Of course if i am not mistaken, this show would have been from the Wall Of Sound era which is going to give a better sound.
Here Comes Sunshine is the first song to really catch me. Very well played, fantastic jamming and vocals are all great. The Weather Report is really nice, and the Stella Blue sounds awfully similar to the So Many Roads box set version- this is just as sweet. Also a rare second set Big River. Just all around a very good show - very solid - and excellent sound. Since there was only one other poster concerning this particular recording asking why no one else has commented on this lil' gem, I had to jump in. This is a great listen and shouldn't be passed up.
You have probably already heard about this show, but this is (IMHO) the best version. Five for the show & sound. I'm just not understanding why more people aren't reviewing these shows. You are simply the best at what you do Mr. Miller.